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rdd2,580 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Might not be new - don't watch a whole lot of La Liga - but I note the host broadcaster is employing an Intel provided 360 degree replay system for tonight's Real Madrid v Barcelona match. Something similar was employed by Fox at the Super Bowl IIRC.
Gareth E (previously bbcsport) 1,861 posts since 23 Jan 2006
UTV Newsline
Is this the first year they've had a musical bed running underneath the commentary of the 'fun run' coverage? It's nice to hear the Grandstand theme again (even if they have stripped out the middle 8!) but I'm not entirely sure that the coverage needs a bed going all the time!


They've been using a bed running behind the commentators for a few years now during the Marathon coverage, but there were a few nice selections this year.

As well as Grandstand, there was another Mansfield classic - 'International Athletics'. Plus Elbow's 'First Steps' (of 2012 Olympics fame) got an outing too.

Spoiled rotten on the classic sports themes recently, with ITV using 'Champions' during the National coverage, and the promos for the BBC World Snooker coverage have been using the original version of 'Drag Racer'.
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toby lerone 2016234 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
Is this the first year they've had a musical bed running underneath the commentary of the 'fun run' coverage? It's nice to hear the Grandstand theme again (even if they have stripped out the middle 8!) but I'm not entirely sure that the coverage needs a bed going all the time!


They've been using a bed running behind the commentators for a few years now during the Marathon coverage, but there were a few nice selections this year.

As well as Grandstand, there was another Mansfield classic - 'International Athletics'. Plus Elbow's 'First Steps' (of 2012 Olympics fame) got an outing too.

Spoiled rotten on the classic sports themes recently, with ITV using 'Champions' during the National coverage, and the promos for the BBC World Snooker coverage have been using the original version of 'Drag Racer'.


The BBC World Snooker coverage has also been using the original version of 'Drag Racer' on it's closing for each programme, as it's the 40th anniversary of the Crucible hosting the World Snooker they have been showing significant events that happened over that time with the original theme going into the BBC Sport/Get Inspired/IMG endboard.

Also I haven't seen it mentioned but it's worth noting BBC Red Button are actually doing presentation this year for the first time ever on the evening sessions with Hazel or Jason and a guest presenting from the practice room.
Last edited by toby lerone 2016 on 24 April 2017 5:35pm
DVB Cornwall6,654 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
What if the Premier League were to move to a four yearly rights cycle, to tie in with World Cups and Euro tournaments, with half it's rights offered every two years, to keep broadcasters on the boil and maximise revenues?

Heard it might have been discussed, how seriously I'm not sure. If it were to happen I'd assume four years would spread eventually through to the UEFA rights window too.